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Other Lands Have Dreams

Author : Kathy Kelly
ISBN : 1904859283
Genre : History
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Written by a human rights activist, this extraordinary narrative gives voice to the cries of people afflicted by military and economic warfare.
Category: History

The Only Alternative

Author : Alan Nelson
ISBN : 9781556352621
Genre : Religion
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The radical message of Jesus is that there is only one alternative to the common method of confronting violence with more violence. The Only Alternative: Christian Nonviolent Peacemakers in America explores the spiritually active practice of compassionate nonviolence. Here is a journey through the lives of seven courageous American peacemakers who have embodied Christian nonviolence and dedicated their lives to addressing the suffering caused by racial discrimination, slavery, poverty, militarism, nuclear weapons, prisons, environmental degradation, and the psychology of fear and hatred. Here are highlights from the inspirational ideas and actions of Martin Luther King Jr., Dorothy Day, Thomas Merton, Rufus Jones, Thomas Kelly, Jim Douglass, and Kathy Kelly. They remind us that to be Christian is to use the power of love to transform spiritual, economic, and social violence. The great turning from violence to nonviolence is the story of Christianity in America. There has never been a more urgent time for this revolutionary teaching to be heard, understood, and lived. It is no longer a choice, my friends, between violence and nonviolence. It is either nonviolence or nonexistence . . . --Martin Luther King Jr. Human beings are now facing the stark choice between survival and destruction amid myriad forms of violence. The nonviolent peacemakers within this book can inspire the peacemaker within each of us to cultivate a direct relationship with God and love through contemplation, meditation, writing, and compassionate action based in the life and teachings of Jesus.
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Act Justly Love Tenderly

Author : Neafsey, John
ISBN : 9781608336647
Genre : Religion
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Inspired by the words of the prophet Michah to act justly, love tenderly, and walk humbly before God, the author describes how we realize our vocation to holiness as it is expressed throughout the various stages of life.
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The Case Against Israel

Author : Michael Neumann
ISBN : 9781904859468
Genre : History
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A measured but relentless assessment of the long struggle between Zionists and Palestinians.
Category: History

Opposition To War An Encyclopedia Of U S Peace And Antiwar Movements 2 Volumes

Author : Mitchell K. Hall
ISBN : 9781440845192
Genre : History
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How have Americans sought peaceful, rather than destructive, solutions to domestic and world conflict? This two-volume set documents peace and antiwar movements in the United States from the colonial era to the present. • Provides an unrivaled complete description of peacemaking efforts in the United States that leads readers to consider how future wars might be prevented • Draws on the expertise of more than 130 scholarly experts to examine the entirety of American history, from the colonial era to modern times • Reveals the multiple religious and secular motivations of peace seekers in the United States • Examines how war and those who oppose war have been portrayed in popular media over the centuries
Category: History

The Blast

Author : Alexander Berkman
ISBN : 1904859089
Genre : Political Science
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Explosive writing, reporting and rhetoric of Berkman, Emma Goldman, and others who attempted revolution in 1916-17.
Category: Political Science

American Insurgents

Author : Richard Seymour
ISBN : 9781608461622
Genre : History
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"Seymour's obsessively researched, impressive first book holds its place as the most authoritative historical analysis of its kind."—Resurgence All empires spin self-serving myths, and in the United States the most potent of these is that America is a force for democracy around the world. Yet there is a tradition of American anti-imperialism which gives the lie to this mythology. Richard Seymour examines this complex relationship from the Revolution to the present-day. Richard Seymour is a socialist writer and runs the blog Lenin's Tomb. He is the author of The Liberal Defense of Murder. His articles have appeared in the Guardian and New Statesman.
Category: History

Reaching For The Sky

Author : Matina Psyhogeos
ISBN : 9780595288779
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The serene life of the irrepressibly optimistic little girl was disturbed. Child-play and fantasies gave way to fear and anguish. Wild thoughts were going through her mind while the German bombs were falling nearby her picturesque retreat: How dare they disturb my peaceful space? Who are these people who want to conquer the world? Why aren't they satisfied with their own terra firma, their own hideaways and retreats, their own Camelot? Why would they bother my magical surroundings and the environment of all the other children of other lands? Don't they have dreams, other than destroy other people's dreams? Weren't they ever children themselves, or better yet, don't they have children of their own? Don't they know that, above all, children need to feel safe and secure, warm and loved? Only three chapters were completed with the anticipation that the conclusion of this book would be optimistic and cheerful, along with the fervent wish that never again would children have live through the horrors of war and its dreadful consequences. The dreadful morning of September 11, 2001, however, changed the mood of us all. The devastation of the horrific events in New York, Washington D.C., and Pennsylvania will haunt us forever.
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Singapore Dream And Other Adventures

Author : Hermann Hesse
ISBN : 9780834841628
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Hermann Hesse's voyage to the East Indies, recorded in journal entries and other writings translated into English for the first time, describes the experiences that influenced his greatest works. “I knew but few of the trees and animals that I saw around me by name, I was unable to read the Chinese inscriptions, and could exchange only a few words with the children, but nowhere in foreign lands have I felt so little like a foreigner and so completely enfolded by the self-existing naturalness of life’s clear river as I did here.” In 1911, Hermann Hesse sailed through southeastern Asian waters on a trip that would define much of his later writing. Hesse brings his unique eye to scenes such as adventures in a rickshaw, watching foreign theater performances, exploring strange floating cities on stilts, and luxuriating in the simple beauty of the lush natural landscape. Even in the doldrums of travel, he records his experience with faithful humor, wit, and sharp observation, offering a broad vision of travel in the early 1900s. With a glimpse into the workings of his mind through the pages of his journals, poems, and a short story—all translated into English for the first time—these writings describe the real-life experiences that inspired Hesse to pen his most famous works.
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